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See King George’s Park as if through ‘kaleidoscope eyes’

Artist Emily Tracy will be working with the local community in Wandsworth to produce a piece of artwork for the hoardings around Tideway's King George’s Park site.

Taking the idea of the original ‘miniature park’ as inspiration, local residents will use a kaleidoscope form to create their own miniature visions for the park.

The artist will work with West Hill in the Park Children’s Centre as well as the park users to create a set of unique collages that use kaleidoscopic form to create pattern and geometry using the park as inspiration.

The word kaleidoscope was coined in 1817 and means to examine or observe beautiful forms. The act of looking and examining the park and its ecology will be the focus of the workshops, exploring the plants and animals, and also the human activity, past and present. 

The drop-in workshop will take place on Tuesday, 28 November by West Hill in The Park Children’s Centre where members of the public will be able to meet Bee Keeper Geraldine Kelly, find out about the local bee population and King George’s Park’s role in local honey production. Participants will taste some local honey and contribute a collage exploring King George’s Park’s insect habitat.

Emily said: “This is an exciting project which will use the nature, history and every day surroundings to create surprising pattern and unexpected geometry."

A further workshop will take place on Wednesday, 29 November at The Penfold Centre and will offer another opportunity to contribute to the artwork.

All workshops are free and there is no booking necessary, however places will be filled on first come first served basis.  

To keep up with Emily’s progress, follow the hashtag #KGparkinminiature on Twitter and Instagram.

Workshop information:  Miniature lives Tuesday, 28th November  11.15am – 1.30pm

  • West Hill in The Park Children’s Centre, King George's Park, Buckhold Rd, London SW18 4AS

Come and hear about the 30 species of bees and other insects that can be found in King George’s Park from expert bee keeper Geraldine Kelly, and make an insect inspired collage.

  • Treasured park Wednesday, 29th November 2-4pm The Penfold Centre 1 Neville Gill Close, London SW18 4TJ

Come and make a collage which reflects what you like, value and treasure about King George’s Park.